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Ohio Locals to Bring Sundance 2013 Award­ Winning Documentary "Blood Brother" to Local Theater.

UPublish story by Jenni Kotlar
Rocky Braat caring for an HIV/AIDS orphan.

Join This Special One-Time Screening of the Sundance documentary "Blood Brother." The film is a story about Rocky Braat, brother of Ohioan Max Rivera, and his life in India.

Akron, Ohio (September, 24, 2013) – Ohio locals Max Rivera, Gaurav Sharma and Jenni Kotlar will be hosting a one­time screening of the Sundance Grand

Jury and Audience Award­winning documentary, "Blood Brother" at Cinemark Movies 10 in North Canton on Wednesday Oct. 30 at 7:30pm.

An intimate portrait of Braat, an American graphic designer who stumbled upon an HIV

orphanage in India and left all that he had to create a family with the kids. Though Braat never

set out to be a humanitarian, his dedication proves genuine in this heart wrenching film from

Braat's best friend, director Steve Hoover.

The film is being screened through, a platform that helps individuals and organizations

to host screenings in their local theaters. Tickets can be purchased for a general admission fee of $12.00 at:

"Thank you everyone who is supporting Rocky by seeing this film, "Rivera says about the event. "It is overwhelming!"

Atticus Ross, soundtrack composer for The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network states that "In this age of hyper self-obsession Blood Brother exudes the awesome dignity of the quietly

selfless and reminds us how beautiful, and tragic, the human condition can be. I found it an

incredibly moving, humble and brilliant piece of film making.'

All proceeds from the film will be donated to Braat, the orphans in the film, and other HIV/AIDS initiatives such as Red Hot and Arms Around the Child.

About the Filmmakers

Steve Hoover (Director)

Steve has been directing commercials and music videos for the past six years. His work has

been shown on virtually every media outlet, and has amassed over 100 million Youtube views.

Steve is a director at Animal, a production and VFX house in Pittsburgh, PA. This is his first

feature film.

Danny Yourd (Producer)

The long time creative partner of Steve Hoover: together they have created many successful

music videos and commercial campaigns.

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